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Introduction: The Havana Mosaic

Antoni Kapcia

Antoni Kapcia is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Nottingham and the author of Cuba: Island of Dreams (Berg Publishers, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Havana : The Making of Cuban Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Book Chapter

...Images of Havana If it is true that most ‘world cities have an instantly identifiable signature’ (Dear and Flusty 1999: 64), the briefest encounter with Havana indicates how unusual that city is, visibly lacking a clearly identified...

The Revolution from 1959 to 1990

Antoni Kapcia

Antoni Kapcia is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Nottingham and the author of Cuba: Island of Dreams (Berg Publishers, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Havana : The Making of Cuban Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Book Chapter

...Historical Overview The first three decades of the Revolution saw a complex and often contradictory process of change that was, overall, characterised by four things: a rapid and continual (if somewhat chequered and occasionally...

The Revolution in a New Light?: Havana as a New Cultural Space

Antoni Kapcia

Antoni Kapcia is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Nottingham and the author of Cuba: Island of Dreams (Berg Publishers, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Havana : The Making of Cuban Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Historical Overview With ‘Rectification’ still under way, Cuba was suddenly hit by an unimaginable crisis; in 1989–91 the Socialist Bloc disintegrated and the Soviet Union imploded, demolishing in an instant Cuba’s whole protective edifice....

The Colony (1550s–1902)

Antoni Kapcia

Antoni Kapcia is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Nottingham and the author of Cuba: Island of Dreams (Berg Publishers, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Havana : The Making of Cuban Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Historical Overview Once the fleet system and imperial administration were established, Cuba’s role for the next two centuries was determined, as a curious mixture of peripherality and centrality. While, on the one hand, it had a secondary...

The Republic (1902–1958)

Antoni Kapcia

Antoni Kapcia is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Nottingham and the author of Cuba: Island of Dreams (Berg Publishers, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Havana : The Making of Cuban Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Book Chapter

...Historical Overview Because of the effects of the US occupation, the new Republic that emerged finally in 1902 (some eighty years after the rest of Latin America) was beset by inherent difficulties: the nationalist forces were divided...